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CCSD Nursing director wins award

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CCSD Director of School Nursing Amy Roark (holding flowers) was named Georgia School Nurse Administrator of the Year.

The Clarke County School District’s Director of Nursing was honored by professional colleagues in Atlanta earlier this summer. WUGA’s Martin Matheny has more:

At their annual conference in late June, the National Association of School Nurses named Amy Roark as the Georgia School Nurse Administrator of the Year. CCSD director of public relations Cyndee Moore made the announcement at a school board meeting on Thursday.

"She was instrumental in helping guide the district's COVID-19 mitigation efforts, with the health and safety of our students and staff always at the forefront of her mind," Moore told board members. "And she has led the charge to expand community health resources in the district."

Roark joined the CCSD as a nurse in 2015 and was named director of nursing for the district the next year. She oversees a team of nurses across the district, including one nurse in each CCSD school.

Martin Matheny was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.